8th Bead Soup Blog Party : A to Z to REVEAL DAY

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I should’ve posted this from few months ago: I’m participating (not anymore, and you’ll know why soon) in 8th Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP) hosted by Lori Anderson.

In this annual event, lots of participants from all over the world will be paired and then they will have to swap a bead soup (well, it’s a package of focal beads, coordinating beads, and unique clasps plus anything you want to add into) with their partner.

This year Lori paired me with Diah Anggreni a.k.a Eni. I was so happy to know that she is my partner because actually I’ve met her before.
Yep. We live in the same region.

Here’s what she sent me:

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3 sets of beads and 2 sets of beautiful clasp

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All packed in a beautiful songket box

I was really thrilled because she seems to know what I love. I can easily pictured some designs from those beads.

Now the problem is, what will I send her?
At the swap time, I was hospitalized due to dengue fever. So I wasn’t able to pick my own bead soup and send it to her.
When I received her bead soup I was kinda “Oh my god. What should I send her? What should I give her which will be good enough compared to this?”

So, after a few quick interview with her, I decided to make my own focal piece(s) for her.
She said she’s in love with cats and butterflies.
So I made her these:

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A few cat figures 🙂

I sent the package and thanks God, she said she loves it *big grin*

Now, all I have to do is just making the designs I planned.
Unfortunately, in the last days before the reveal day I was diagnosed with another dengue fever. There were red spots all over my body.
So I was told to take a good rest. I can’t make it in time 😦

I contacted Lori and Eni to tell them that I can’t make it on time. And that I have to withdraw myself from this year BSBP.
I’m so sad that I can’t fully participated this year. Moreover, I’m so sad I wasn’t able to finish my favorite design from the bead soup.

Just to ease my broken heart, here are some unfinished pictures of it:

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Can you guess what I was making?

Anyway, even though I can not make it to the reveal day (which is TODAAAAAY!!!!!, Yeay!!!!) I’m still excited to see other participants finished pieces.
So, please don’t miss this event and be sure you visit other participants’ blog here

(I know I will do so too ^^)

See you!!!

xxx,
~ ien

7th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!!!

Okay..
Finally after some flus, headaches and several mood swings, I managed to finished this project.

Not the best of me, I admit, but I will make something that’s more ‘me’ when I feel the urge..

Like I mentioned in my previous post, my partner’s beads never arrived at my house, and so does mine.
My partner Christina sent me gorgeous bead soup (I’m sure) but somehow someway it seemed disappear >.<

However Lilikkindheartedly sent me an emergency bead soup.
I really thank her for this.

Her bead soup was very challenging.
The combinations were not those I would usually picked. But hey, it’s not an ordinary ocassion! So I came up with several ideas, but really can’t realize them all but these two:

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The first one is a recycle from an old piece. I took my Hibiscus Garden pendant and attached it to a chain, using both cute enameled flower clasps Lili sent me.

The second one is a keychain. My first key chain actually 🙂
I used one of those green petals sent to me as a back ground and formed a hibiscus with permanently colored copper wire.
A pink bead was attached to give accent to it.
I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out.

I still have some beads left, and probably will work on them when I can.
I will also post some pics of them 🙂

You can visit all beautiful pieces revealed this time by visiting this link
Do take your time to see each and every unique pieces there 🙂

Thank you so much!!

Love,
Ien

PS: and thank you so much, Lori for hosting this awesome event!!! ❤

7th Bead Soup Blog Party: my (emergency) bead soup reveal :) Part 1

On my previous post I mentioned my participation in the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP).
I sent my bead soup to my partner Christina from FengBeads on February.
But unfortunately, it seems she hasn’t received my bead soup and so do I.. Not to mention weird-things-that-ate-all-my-emails-to-her-so-we-lost-contacts-for-about-a-month *sigh*
So.. I’m kinda stuck here with no soup in my hands and the reveal date is getting closer *ouch*

Lori, our hostess suggested me to post this matters in the group. Luckily, Lili Krist kindheartedly willing to send me an emergency soup.

I received the package today.
To be honest, these are not the kinda beads I used to play with 🙂
I rarely use dark colors with big size. And I tend to use bright colors with its gradations.
So yeah, this soup is a challenge for me. A big challenge.

Here they are:

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The focal beads

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The clasps and some stones beads

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And this is Claire, playing with those beads.. Hehe

I have some ideas in my mind with these beads. But I found myself attracted to the other beads than the focal.

Okay, Claire just woke up, and as you can see, she’s playing with the beads happily -which make it’s impossible for me to take pictures from the rest of it. I’ll take some pic tomorrow, and continue this post 🙂

So.. Don’t forget to check back for the rest of it 🙂

See ya!!!

xoxo,

ien

My Bead Soup for Christina – teaser only :)

2nd step for Bead Soup Blog Party participants is sending the soup to their partners.
And I just did it!
Hopefully they’ll arrived safe and sound and of course, right on time 🙂

Meanwhile the soups are on their way, we were expected to post a teaser of our soup.
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It’s not easy for me to pick which beads to send. I consulted this with Lori several times and she was very supportive.

I want to tell you more detailed ingredients of my soup, but that’ll ruin the real joy of this event.. Sooooo..
Please be patient, meanwhile I’m waiting for Christina’s soup for me 🙂

Cheerio!!!

xoxo,

ien

Ienmagination’s Jewelry – FenG Beads : 7th Bead Soup Blog Party partners

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This year I finally participate in the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP).
It’s a fun event where all kind of jewelers were got partnered and then send a bead soup to our partner. Then our partners should use those beads to make something. Additional beads from personal collections are okay, but you have to use focal piece and clasp sent by your partner.

What is a bead soup? How can I make a bead soup?
A bead soup consists of a focal piece, a clasp (no lobster clasp, please) and some coordinating beads.
When I make my soup I tried to imagine what will my partner make with it. Unfornately, I can’t imagine it.. Alas, I imagine what will I make 😦 silly me..

Each participants have to upload received soup and what they come up with it on their blog. Then we are expected to visit other blogs. Hopefully we could visit all blogs.
To see complete list of each participants please see here.

This year there are over 500 participants in this event, and our hostess, <a href="http://www.BeadSoupBlogParty.com&quot;>Lori Anderson was so busy pairing us together. In the middle of her bad migraine, she still tried to make all things done. Thank you so much, Lori!!

Oh my, I almost forgot to tell you my partner he he he..
My partner is Christina Stofmeel from FenG Beads. She makes beautiful Lampwork beads and also beautiful jewelries!
Go and check her websites, I guarantee you’ll ‘aaaaah’-ing and ‘oooooh’-ing a lot (I know, I did that too lol).

Now I can’t wait to get my soup 🙂

Stay tuned, fellas!!